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Job Title:   Program Officer - Clinical
Category:   Health & Medicine
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Larkana
Gender:   Female
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Degree Title:   Midwife,LHV, Nurse Midwife or MBBS
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   5 Years year(s)
Apply By:   Apr 25, 2017
Job Description:


Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is implementing Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program to introduce and scale up high-impact maternal, newborn and child health interventions in Sindh Province. Jhpiego seeks suitable candidates for Program Officer - Clinical position, based in various districts of Sindh.


Program Officer - Clinical will serve as a mentor for Community Midwives, Family welfare workers (FWAs) LHVs, medical doctors and other health care providers at all MNCH/RH centers (DOH, PWD, private) and CEmONC facilities.  Selected candidates will also provide hands-on, high-quality clinical instruction and inspire SBAs, trainers to update their skills and to provide respectful MNCH/FP services. Other responsibilities at MNCH centers, CEmONC centers, midwifery schools and institutions are as follows;

  • Develops and maintains excellent relationships with district and provincial MNCH leadership, DOH private facilities district management.
  • Mentor and coach the SBAs, Preceptors, trainers in provision of quality MNCH services: assess their competency levels, identifies areas that need improvement and develop personalized action plans as necessary.
  • Develops capacity building plans for  SBAs, preceptors and trainers
  • Supports the  quality improvement/quality assurance processes for SBAs 
  • Contributes to problem solving on issues related to the establishment and operation of MNCH centers
  • Facilitates data collection and assists in strengthening reporting mechanisms at DOH, CMWs, midwifery schools, institutions, private health facilities
  • Keeps MCHIP program and technical staff informed of successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Participates in relevant updates on new technical knowledge and approaches within MCHIP/Pakistan.
  • Reporting as per management/administratively  to MCHIP technical team
  • Technical field visits schedules will be planned with  relevant department head where applicable
  • Plan joint visits with other technical staff members
  • Trainings and coaching mentoring of assigned DOH, private, midwifery schools preceptors and other health facilities staff like RHSA centers and FWCs.
  • Additionally, program officer will be required to visit health facilities with COs for any troubleshooting when and where necessary.
  • Program officer will conduct and support all the district based MNCH and FP trainings when and where needed Program officer will build capacity of other COs which include involving them in OJCs & OJTs in  DOH, private and Midwifery schools.
  • Visit all assigned DOH, private 24/7 MNCH centers regularly/monthly.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Midwife, LHV or Nurse Midwife with ability to relocate to a designated Midwifery- schools, MNCH centers,  private Center and other facilities including RHSA centers and FWCs for a 6 – 12 month period to provide intensive on-the-job clinical mentorship. Should be registered with the Pakistan Nursing Council and member in good standing with the Midwifery Association of Pakistan if applicable with 5-10 years of experience
  • MBBS , Post-graduation and Registered with Pakistan Medical and dental council three to five years of clinical experience in full scope MNCH/FP with recognized proficiency in clinical and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated community leadership with potential to serve as a strong role model for SBAs, preceptors and trainers.
  • Willingness to participate in knowledge and skills updates.
  • Knowledge of competency-based training approaches preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to communicate in Sindhi language.

Note: Only shorted listed candidate will be consider for the interview. The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Company Information
Company Name:  Jhpiego
Company Description:

To improve the health of women, newborns and children in Sindh Province, Component 2 of USAID/Pakistan's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program, the MNCH Services Project aims to improve the quality of public and private sector health services. Healthcare providers will be trained; health facilities renovated and services will be expanded and improved. We also will improve access of women and children to health services especially the poor and those who do not or cannot go for health care, by educating communities and families and setting up better transport and communications systems. The Project is implemented by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), USAID's flagship program and a consortium led by Jhpiego with Save the Children and John Snow, Inc. (JSI) as associate partners. It works closely with the Government of Sindh Department of Health, local implementing partners and private sector organizations. Worldwide, MCHIP works in more than 40 countries to promote innovative approaches to save lives, focusing on those interventions that result in the greatest impact. By 2017, thousands of deaths of women, newborn babies and infants will have been prevented as a result of the USAID/Pakistan MCH Program. USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exit in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayaban-e-Itthad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website”

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